Former President George H.W. Bush, along with his wife Barbara, were both admitted to the hospital on Wednesday, according to a recent report posted on Stream.org. Apparently, the past president experienced what family spokesperson Jim McGrath described as “an acute respirator problem stemming from pneumonia,”and was brought to the ICU at a nearby Houston hospital to be checked out. It is believed that Barbara’s admittance was simultaneously included, as a precaution, after she experienced “fatigue and coughing.”
It is said that the 92-year-old Bush is stable and “responding well to treatments,”and had been previously admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Saturday, according to an official email McGrath issued to The Associated Press, which offered the assurance that “Doctors and everyone are very pleased,” and that Bush’s family and loved ones “hope to have him out soon.”
Jean Becker, Bush’s chief of staff, also issued a positive prognosis on the former president’s health, stating that Bush is “expected to go home in a couple of days.”
This isn’t the first health scare of the former president, who served as POTUS from 1989-1993, as he was reportedly hospitalized in Maine in 2015 following a fall at home, as well as in December 2012 for roughly a week, also due to shortness of breath.
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Publication date: January 18, 2017